Maharashtra to extend medical check-up for all cops above 45

"This scheme is part of creating awareness among the police personnel and to keep them fit and fine for duty, which requires tremendous stamina and wellness," the top cop told reporters informally.

By: PTI | Nagpur/mumbai | Published:December 1, 2016 10:30 pm

Maharashtra government will come up with a scheme to extend health check-up facility to all police personnel above 45 years of age in the state, irrespective of their ranks. “Until now, all police officers from all India as well as state cadres have to undergo a through health check-up once they cross 45 years. Now, this facility will be extended to all police personnel irrespective of their posts,” city police commissioner Venkateshan said on Thursday.

He said Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will inaugurate the scheme here on December 4. “This scheme is part of creating awareness among the police personnel and to keep them fit and fine for duty, which requires tremendous stamina and wellness,” the top cop told reporters informally.

Minister of State (Home) Deepak Kesarkar said, “In one of the departmental meetings held in the presence of the CM, it was suggested that all policemen should get health benefits from government. Therefore, the government has decided that irrespective of ranks all police personnel who attend 45 years will undergo medical check-up. This is also being done to ensure that the police force that its expected to remain vigilant at all times, remains fit.”

Venkateshan further said that Nagpur Police will launch a scheme “Bharosa” for women. “Under the scheme, a counselling centre, facilities like medical check up and legal assistance, and a police unit will be (provided to women) under one umbrella,” he said.